OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE examines the lives and livelihoods of American playwrights today and the realities of new play production from the perspective of both playwrights and not-for-profit theatres. The study, drawing on six years of comprehensive research, reveals a collaboration in crisis between the people who write plays and those who produce them. It represents the most comprehensive field study in the history of the not-for-profit theatre to analyze new play production practices and the economics and culture of playwriting in America. Set against a backdrop of dwindling audiences for dramatic work, OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE makes clear the urgent need for new conversations and practices if the American play is to flourish.
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TODD LONDON is in his fourteenth season as the artistic director of New Dramatists, the nation s oldest center for the support and development of playwrights, where he has worked closely with more than a hundred of America s finest playwrights and advocated nationally and internationally for hundreds more. In 2009, he was the first recipient of Theatre Communications Group s Visionary Leadership Award for his work to advance the theatre field. A former managing editor of American Theatre magazine and the author of The Artistic Home, he has written, edited, and/or contributed to eleven books. London won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for his essays in American Theatre and a Milestone Award for his first novel, The World s Room. Under his leadership, New Dramatists received both a special Tony Honor and the Ross Wetzsteon Award from the Village Voice Obies. He currently serves on the faculty of Yale University School of Drama.
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Book Description Theatre Development Fund, 2009. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0984310908
Book Description Theatre Development Fund, 2009. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110984310908